We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
American, Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
500 Palm Avenue, Boca Grande, FL 33921 (5th Street)
+1 941-964-4535
Website
Today
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Our spacious and welcoming Main Dining Room is at the heart of the many...
Our spacious and welcoming Main Dining Room is at the heart of the many culinary experiences that delight guests at The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Breakfast and dinner offer the most tantalizing of fresh and natural ingredients available. All of this is presented impeccably by a cordial and knowledgeable staff that is dedicated to make each and every dining experience memorable. The Main Dining Room is open to the general public, members and hotel guests.
read more
Good for:
Fine Dining
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 75 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a big star!

Didn't get in for dinner but certainly enjoyed breakfast there. What a staff and the food is just delicious; beautifully prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
zenmartha
,
Catonsville, Maryland
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
Add Photo Write a Review

75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Catonsville, Maryland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Didn't get in for dinner but certainly enjoyed breakfast there. What a staff and the food is just delicious; beautifully prepared.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ft. Myers, FL
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While staying on Gasparilla Island we decided to finish a wonderful mini-vacation with brunch at the Gasparilla Inn. It was indeed a spectacular way to end the trip and left us wanting to go back and do it again. The food, service and ambiance were all 5 stars.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The setting is reminiscent of an earlier era, but it’s just a little too perfect and too immaculate with a slightly artificial feel to it.The chairs at the window tables are large and plush but the backs are reclined, so sitting back made me feel like I was being swallowed up, making it awkward to eat. The menu is comforting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
East Hampton, Connecticut
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is worth dressing up to have the experience of this restaurant. Attentive service and very good food

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Main Dining Room at the Gasparilla Inn is Old Florida at its finest!. The Inn is always beautiful and was especially so with Christmas decorations. We were treated like royalty! Everyone was gracious and accommodating. The food was outstanding. The Black Grouper was delicious. The service was excellent and attentive. It was a wonderful dining experience!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
St. Petersburg, Florida
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Gasparilla Inn is an historic icon that has been immaculately restored and maintained. The atmosphere and ambiance is insurmountable while the food is spotty and lacking. I stretched on the 4 star rating because despite the mediocre food, the awesomeness of this magnificent hotel masks some of the shortcomings in the kitchen.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newberg, OR
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We called before making a reservation, asking about dress code. We were told men need a tie but not a jacket. When we showed up, the officious receptionist told my husband he needed a coat. OK fine, but she and her minions were very rude about it. We were very well dressed but even if we looked like clodhoppers that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Naples, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The atmosphere in the restaurant is classy as it can get, great service, smart and delicious breakfast menu. My smoked salmon was fresh and flavorful, hollandaise sauce on my husband's eggs Benedict was done to perfection. Highly recommend this place for relaxing morning breakfast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Such, old Florida! The dining room is simply beautiful. Our children loved the cuisine, and so did we. Great selection of wine. Nice to see Diane again this year.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The dining room was lovely, however the food was only OK. Had to send back two dishes, both cold, congealed hollandase and raw duck. Third dish was overcooked pompano, dry - needed a sauce. No apologies for obvsiously not up to par dishes. At a place of this calibre you don't expect to dish your own "pate to go", waiter... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room also viewed

Boca Grande, Southwest Gulf Coast
Boca Grande, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Boca Grande, Southwest Gulf Coast
Boca Grande, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Palm Avenue, Boca Grande, FL 33921
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Boca Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 941-964-4535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

Description

Our spacious and welcoming Main Dining Room is at the heart of the many culinary experiences that delight guests at The Gasparilla Inn & Club. Breakfast and dinner offer the most tantalizing of fresh and natural ingredients available. All of this is presented impeccably by a cordial and knowledgeable staff that is dedicated to make each and every dining experience memorable. The Main Dining Room is open to the general public, members and hotel guests.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Gasparilla Inn Main Dining Room staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?